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17's on a 65/66 is a science. I have 17x8 rear and 17x7 front. Front and rear fenders are rolled. 235/45 rear and 205/50 front (you'll probably run the same size all the way around.)

I had 245/45 rears with 215/50 fronts and they juuuuuuuuuuuuuuuust barely scrubbed with the fenders rolled. I drive the piss out of my car and wanted zero rubbing EVER. When I went to the smaller size tire that was the final push over the edge to get no scrubbing. I've even autocrossed it.


Of course back spacing, spring rates, and ride height will also all affect if your car will rub or not.
What's the backspacing on your wheels? 205 sounds pretty narrow, especially with rolled fenders. From everything I have heard 225 should fit even without rolling...
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I prefer Made in the USA so am going to go with wheeladaptersusa.com


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I put the rear on to see how it looks. not bad, but going to take a lot of getting used to. to the op, the tires are 245-45-17 sumitomo's . my car has 1" drop springs front and rear. the tires fit fine, no rubbing , and my 1/4's aren't rolled. used a 1" ADAPTER



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Excellent, thanks @fordguy! This is very helpful. Would love to see an update when you put on the front. What size are you planning to try?


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What's the backspacing on your wheels? 205 sounds pretty narrow, especially with rolled fenders. From everything I have heard 225 should fit even without rolling...
I really don't remember. I think fronts were 4.25 and rear were 4.75. Front wheels are 17x7 so the 205 fits like a glove. Rear are 17x8.


I don't know why I had to roll my fenders, everyone I talked said "oh yeah, those should fit perfect with X tire and XX backspacing"... but nope.

You have the opportunity to dial yours in with spacers, I did not.
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Excellent, thanks @fordguy! This is very helpful. Would love to see an update when you put on the front. What size are you planning to try?


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i'm going to run a 235-45-17, it's almost identical size wise to the 235-60-14's on the car now. I may have them next week. i'll post pics when they're on.
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well I couldn't do it, lol. I got the front wheels on earlier today, I just don't like it, so they all came off and I put the 14's back on. i'll figure something else out for brakes. I can't see myself ever running anything bigger than a 15" wheel on my car.


op, I didn't take any pics, sorry

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well I couldn't do it, lol. I got the front wheels on earlier today, I just don't like it, so they all came off and I put the 14's back on. i'll figure something else out for brakes. I can't see myself ever running anything bigger than a 15" wheel on my car.


op, I didn't take any pics, sorry
Aahhh man ,and so much promise was shone

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Aahhh man ,and so much promise was shone

You gotta do what ya gotta do
i'll keep them around for a while, maybe try them again sometime lol. the 1st gen's (imo) are just too small for big wheels
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i'll keep them around for a while, maybe try them again sometime lol. the 1st gen's (imo) are just too small for big wheels
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sorry op, I won't clutter the thread after this, lol.

the funny thing is I like them on some other peoples cars, just not on mine. weird I know

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Hey @fordguy, thanks for trying... It’s cool that your sticking with the smaller wheels, I love the vintage look too - but no pics?! Your killing me! Can you at least let me know how he 235 fit? Did you test drive it? Any rubbing?


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@ianellis sorry to hijack the thread but since you are installing the same wheels that I have I figured this would be relevant. I always heard that the 17 inch rims clear over the top of the upper control arm. But I am noticing with mine that it's only the outer lip that clears. The the wheel weights had to be removed because they kept scrubbing on the control arms. I was having some scrubbing when backing up and turning at the same time but a new alignment seems to have fixed that. Is this where they are supposed to sit relative to the control arm?
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@ianellis sorry to hijack the thread but since you are installing the same wheels that I have I figured this would be relevant. I always heard that the 17 inch rims clear over the top of the upper control arm. But I am noticing with mine that it's only the outer lip that clears. The the wheel weights had to be removed because they kept scrubbing on the control arms. I was having some scrubbing when backing up and turning at the same time but a new alignment seems to have fixed that. Is this where they are supposed to sit relative to the control arm?


I have heard from some that the 17 will clear the upper ball joint, but others have said it won’t. Your pic clearly shows it not working... I wasn’t expecting to clear the upper, I have been more curious to see how much tire you can fit inside the well with the wheel and spacer combos - what size spacer are you running and what year car?


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I am running 1 inch spacers. I wouldn't say that my wheels don't work. For the most part they have been fine. I had to replace my lower control arms because the bushings were completely shot and they would slip around. And the camber was off. I just got all that fixed and it seems like nothing is scrubbing now. The fit is close but the widest point of the rim (the lip) does clear the arm and there is some space. I just wonder if that is what people mean when they say it clears the arm. I can definitely see how a 16 inch rim would be worse.
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